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    Monkey Lite on 575?

    I don't own a 575...yet. But, I'm building a light one on paper. Hey, I can dream, can't I?

    The stock 575 handlebar is a carbon bar with the larger diameter (32.something?). I have an Easton EC90sl on my current 4" ride and like it a lot. Super light and good at dampening vibration.

    Does anyone ride a 25.4 mm carbon bar on a 575?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtoomuch
    Does anyone ride a 25.4 mm carbon bar on a 575?
    Yep. Yeti's came with them through 2005.
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    I have one on mine. IMHO, better made than the first generation carbon bars from easton years back.
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    I run a Monkeylite XC on mine.... just about a month on my 575, but I used for 2 years on my epic without issues..

    Cheers,
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    I've had a 2004 monkeylite xc on mine for 2 seasons now. I like it.

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    I had one until yesterday.
    SL90 or so. It cracked on a steep downhill and left me with a torn mouth and a broken nose.
    Tomorrow they'll adjust the nose. Whish me luck,
    egika

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    I'm sorry to hear that Egika, I hope I don't have any problems with mine. Actually I just ordered a new Answer carbon bar for my 575 and the monkeylite will go on the SS soon (I changed bar 'cause I bought a new 31.8mm stem and my monkeylite is 25.4)

    I hope you recover fast and well.

    Best wishes,
    Cris

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    Hey Egika!

    Any updates on your recovery?

    Cheers,
    Cris

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    Thanks for the sympathy.
    I'm slowly recovering and will probably be riding again in 8 days. But first I have to install my race face deus handle bar that's waiting in it's box...

    Have a nice weekend,
    Egika

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    Glad you are better...

    Cheers,
    Cris

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    Gotta ask, how did the bars break? Carbon kind of scares me on such a critical part, but then aluminum cracks too.
    What, me hurry?

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    Have to dig this out again.
    Actually I don't remember how the bar broke. It was either the breaking bar that caused the crash or vice versa. I lost part of my memories

    But the good news: The German importer of Easton replaced the broken bar with a new one for free. So at least I can recommend the brand

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    I realize it's an old thread, but anyway...

    I'm on my 2nd yeta ARC bar (25.4mm? small/normal in any case); the first one I screwed up by tightening the brake mount a bit too much: it pinched the bar (and I didn't realize it) and the bar eventually cracked (this was my first carbon bar.), though it didn't outright break (I was very lucky as it happened on a smallish drop.) I used a old alum. bar as replacement until I ordered another yeti arc bar. I like it.

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    I use an Arc bar with an Arc stem as well. I find the hinged stems such as Arc and Syncros offer a more even clamping force. I always leave my handlebar controls tight enough to ride but they'll move in a crash.
    Sometimes, although a crack appears in the outer layer of carbon, this is only the woven 'dress-up' layer for looks only. Proper structural carbon weave is relatively unnattractive, check out the carbon rears of the Asr and 575 and the legs on LOOK Fournales forks. Not a close-weave mat top layer, just the raw 'proper' structural layer.
    BTW, my opinion is that 31.8mm oversize bars are a solution in search of a problem. I don't really see much improvement in weight or strength but I do see the centre bulge interfering with control placement. Motocrossers still use standard diameter bars AND headsets.
    Last edited by astro_nomenoff; 05-31-2007 at 08:14 AM.

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